Standing majestically in a beautiful park-like setting, Villa Luminoso is an aristocratic 17th century home offering the discerning traveler Tuscan living at its finest in a sophisticated ambiance with seven luxurious guestrooms for up to 14 guests. The large and spacious frescoed rooms are filled with antique furnishings and offer an air of elegance throughout. Modern conveniences blend beautifully with the rich heritage of this ancient family home. Charm and character abound throughout grand reception rooms, which include a magnificent drawing room, cozy TV lounge, card room, authentic Tuscan kitchen, breakfast room, and elegant dining room. The villa is nestled in the midst of tranquil Italian gardens through which flows a fresh water brook into two small lakes overlooked by a shady weeping willow tree. The Grand cypress trees and fragrant lemon and herb gardens create the perfect backdrop to the private swimming pool. Discover the magical beauty of Villa Luminoso and enjoy inspired moments of harmony, relaxation and refinement.
A brief history: Built in 1624, Villa Luminoso is set in a verdant valley in the southern hills of Lucca and was once summer residence to Count Cosimo Bernardini. The Bernardini family owned several palazzo’s in the city center as well as many villas in the hills that surround the city and were 72 times Gonfaloniers of the Republic (magistrates of the medieval communes) from 1388 with Giovanni through to 1798 with Cosimo. In 1805 when Napoleon installed his sister, Elisa Bonaparte and her husband Felice Baciocchi as rulers of the Principality of Lucca, the Bernardini family continued to feature in this new political order with Federico Bernardini being camp assistant to Felice Baciocchi, Duke of Lucca, and his wife, Eleonora de Nobili \"dame de compagnie\" of the Duchess Elisa Bonaparte, Napoleon’s sister.
Ground Floor: A large formal dining room, a breakfast room, an aristocratic living room with stereo, satellite television, and DVD, a huge central kitchen with a traditional Tuscan wood burning oven, a library, card room and billiard room.
Basement Level: A well stocked wine cellar, antique pizza oven, workout area, dining area.
Upper Floors: Seven large double bedrooms each with its own ensuite bathroom with sink, toilet and shower. Each bedroom has individually controlled air conditioning and heating systems and its own phone line. Each floor has its own kitchen (four total).
Daily Chef service for preparation of breakfast and one meal (lunch or dinner) 6 days a week (Wednesday day off).
Daily maid service, 3 hours in the morning, 6 days a week (Sunday day off).
Concierge service on call and on site.
Pool Attendant service.
Linen and towel change on Saturday and Wednesday
Cost of food and beverages: guests will be charged 12 euro per person for breakfast and 40 euro per person per meat menu meal and 45 euro per fish menu meal.
Additional chef, maid and staff service
Activities and excursion
Personal grocery shopping